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Tiktok Announces A Huge Increase To Its Video Descriptions As It Leans Into Discovery

TikTok Announces a Huge Increase to its Video Descriptions as it Leans into Discovery

TikTok’s giving users more room to explain their content, and connect with interested users, with a massive expansion of its video description field. Woah…! TikTok has increased video description character limit to 2,200 characters! This is huge for creators and massive in terms of TikTok’s plans for becoming a search engine pic.twitter.com/kGhnL97uUM — Matt Navarra …

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Twitter Invites Researchers To Join State-Based Misinformation Consortium

Twitter Invites Researchers to Join State-Based Misinformation Consortium

Twitter’s looking to expand its partnerships with external academic research teams in order to identify large-scale patterns in platform manipulation, with the company today opening up applications to become part of its Twitter Moderation Research Consortium (TMRC), a selected group of researchers that are regularly given access to tweet datasets related to state-backed information operations …

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Twitter Refutes Musk’s Latest Claims In Response To Countersuit Over Takeover Bid

Musk’s Legal Team Will Be Allowed to Use Zatko Payout as Part of Case Against Twitter Deal

I don’t know that this is a deal-changer, but… In the latest move in the lead-up to the forthcoming Twitter vs Elon Musk court battle, Delaware Chancery Court Judge Kathaleen McCormick has today ruled that Musk’s team will be allowed to amend their counterclaim, in their bid to exit Musk’s $44 billion takeover bid, to …

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Youtube Launches Beta Test Of Super Thanks In Shorts

YouTube Launches Beta Test of Super Thanks in Shorts

Earlier this week, as part of its broader announcement of expanded monetization options for short-form video creators, YouTube noted that, in addition to a new ad revenue share program (which will allocate ad funding to the top performing Shorts clips), Shorts creators will soon also be able to utilize Super Thanks, its creator donation feature, …

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Tiktok’s Bereal Clone App ‘Tiktok Now’ Is Now Available In Markets Outside The Us

TikTok’s BeReal Clone App ‘TikTok Now’ is Now Available in Markets Outside the US

TikTok’s separate BeReal clone app is now available in regions outside the US, with people able to download ‘TikTok Now’ and get daily prompts to post a ‘Now’ clip, showing what they’re up to at a random time. As per the Google Play store description of the app: “TikTok Now is the new social platform …

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How The Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Went Wrong [Infographic]

How the Elon Musk Twitter Takeover Went Wrong [Infographic]

The Twitter/Elon Musk saga has certainly gotten messy. After starting out with such promise, with the electric car making, space travel revolutionary Musk pledging to buy Twitter for $44 billion to save the platform, and free speech more broadly, the negotiations crumbled pretty fast, with Musk eventually accusing Twitter’s executives of withholding information, lying to …

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Tiktok Will Submit Algorithms And Moderation Processes For Review To Ease Concerns Around Ccp Meddling

TikTok Implements New Rules to Further Restrict Political Ads and Donations

TikTok’s moving to eliminate direct political influence in the app, by implementing new restrictions on what politically-affiliated accounts can do, which includes the removal of donation and ad tools entirely for political groups. First off, TikTok will now require that all accounts representing governments, politicians and political parties be verified to avoid potential confusion and …

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New Report Underlines The Increasing Reliance On Social Platforms For News Content, Including Tiktok

New Report Underlines the Increasing Reliance on Social Platforms for News Content, Including TikTok

There’s been much debate about the increasing reliance on social media platforms as news and information sources, and how platform algorithms, in particular, can skew how such information is distributed. But despite these warnings, more and more people are indeed turning to social media for the latest news and updates, as reflected in the latest …

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Youtube Announces New ‘Creator Music’ Platform To Facilitate Music Licensing Deals

YouTube Announces New ‘Creator Music’ Platform to Facilitate Music Licensing Deals

YouTube’s looking to make it easier for creators to use music in their video clips, with a new ‘Creator Music’ element within YouTube Studio, which will provide a catalog of tracks that creators can legally use in their long-form videos, with licensing on some available for a small fee. As you can see in this …

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